ARN & NAON Present: Preventing Falls in the Orthopedic Population
This is an on-demand webinar that was recorded on a previous date. The webinar is about 1 hour in length. You will need to watch the webinar, receive a 70% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and then complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.
The Association of Rehabilitation Nurses (ARN) and the National Association of Orthopedic Nurses (NAON) recognizes and celebrates integration of expert orthopaedic and rehabilitation clinical nursing knowledge, skills and practices that maximize function, independence and safety of patients living with orthopedic conditions across settings for care.
Across orthopedic conditions treated with conservative or surgical interventions, pain, restricted mobility, and loss of muscle strength and range of motion, and other conditions influence even further loss of function and independence. These same conditions also increase risk for falls.
While falls remain a leading adverse event among this population, especially the elderly, solutions do exist to prioritize and reengineer fall prevention programs to mitigate and eliminate modifiable risk factors, avoid over-reliance on universal fall prevention practices and shift practice to population-based fall prevention.
Examples of leading populations include orthopedic conditions that result in chronic pain, back injuries, hip and /or knee replacements.
- Examine at least 3 best practices in fall prevention to mitigate and eliminate fall risk factors for preventable falls (accidental and anticipated physiological falls) that apply to all orthopedic populations
- Apply expert orthopedic and rehabilitation principles and practices into outpatient, acute and post-acute care management of at least 3 special high-fall risk populations
- Incorporate at least 2 best-practice patient education strategies to fully engage patients who are at-risk to fall but also known-fallers as partners in their fall prevention program
Lyndee Leavitt, BSN, RN, ONC St. George Regional Hospital as the Total Joint Program Coordinator (Nurse Navigator) Lyndee worked as a Health Unit Coordinator/Unit Clerk for 12 years and additionally as a CNA for 2 years before she became a Registered Nurse, so she understands the vital role the team plays in healthcare. She has been involved in Orthopaedics since 2004 and loves helping people get back to doing the things they love. Lyndee has served on the ACORN Committee in the National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses (NAON) and is currently on the Board of Directors for NAON. She and her family love enjoying the outdoors of beautiful Southern Utah, where they live.
None of the planners or presenters for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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